Event: Celebrating Local Makers

Photos courtesy Trace West and Judith+Rolfe When it comes to art, never underestimate the power of a gift. For Twin Cities business owners Andrew Golish of Trace West and Daphne Lee of Judith+Rolfe, it was...

Tech Talk: TapGlance Interior Design App

Nope, these aren't professional photographs. Believe it or not, they're 3D renders made and designed in TapGlance, an award-winning interior design app by Black Mana Studios. The app, only available for iOS devices, provides...

Sales + Events: March 18-24 features the 14th Annual Home Improvement Fair

Escape the Minneapolis Convention Center crowd, avoid your downtown parking nightmares, and instead, check out Southwest Journal's 14th Annual Home Improvement Fair—complete with ample parking, personal space, and more than three dozen home experts...

Opening: New Plymouth Showroom

For those looking for kitchen and bathroom inspiration on the western side of the Twin Cities, stop by Select Surfaces’ shiny new showroom for the latest in concepts, designs, and products. Located just off...

Personality Profile: Interior Designer Annie Tropple

Images courtesy Home Design by Annie Annie Tropple, interior designer and owner of Home Design by Annie, has always loved to make a space her own. As a child, she often rearranged her room and...

Design Trends: Retro Revival

Old has been made new again with trends popularized in decades past making a comeback (with a contemporary twist) in modern homes. Local interior designer Bridget Chirigos, of her eponymous firm Chirigos Designs, says,...

New Service: A One-of-a-Kind Experience

Photos courtesy Sue Brady This spring, freshen up your home with some custom fragrances from Olfactory Scent Studio, which recently opened in The Shoppes at Arbor Lakes in Maple Grove. Owner Sue Brady, who spent...

Save or Scrap

When grand old homes fall to the wrecking ball, we’re often saddened. Especially when one as distinguished as Southways, the former Pillsbury estate on Lake Minnetonka, meets that fate. This one seemed particularly shocking because...

Celtic Collections for Your Home

Photos by Josh Grubbs Styled by Tim Creagan Glass cake plate, $32.95, glass cake dome, $28.95, glass plates, $15.95 each, Golden Fig Fine Foods // Irish fairy mounds, $1.99 each, Hudson Flower Shop // Gold tone...

Modernism Week in Palm Springs: An Annual Bucket-List Item for Modernistas

Opportunities to explore midcentury architecture—houses in particular—abound, from Modern Phoenix Week (go here for a recap of the 2017 event ) to SarasotaMod, to Docomomo US MN’s annual fall Minnesota Modern Tour Day. Yet...

Editor’s Product Pick: Relamp Lightbulbs

The team at Midwest Home just can't get enough of Relamp, the Minneapolis-based LED lightbulb company that brands their energy-efficient bulbs with hand-painted designs. Last year, longtime Midwest Home writer Camille LeFevre whipped up a...

Building a Sustainable Home Shows Homeowners How to Fulfill the Green Dream

In 2006, Melissa Rappaport Schifman and her husband Jim Schifman began building a new home near Cedar Lake. Designed by David Salmela, the contemporary cube-shaped house isn’t simply another stellar example of Salmela’s singular...